Bijlee (Ramkali, Ramu) at Rati Ram Maharaj Goswami

Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) Bijlee (Ramkali, Ramu) at Rati Ram Maharaj Goswami

† Bijlee (Ramkali, Ramu)
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Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 54 years old
Status:foot problems
Dead date: 2013-06-30
Death reason: disease: osteoarthritis
Location:Rati Ram Maharaj Goswami
ArrivedRati Ram Maharaj Goswami
Born:1959
Document updated2013-06-30: 
2013-06-11: Collapsed on the Bhandup-Mulund Link Road near Wockhardt Hospital.
2013-06-22: Located at at Raja Industrial Estate, Mulund since the past 11 days, Bijlee, 54, was being kept strapped on a crane as she cannot stand or sit due to weak hind leg bones. Among other things, Bijlee is suffering from arthritis and cannot walk due to a large maggot-infested wound.
2013-06-30: She passed away early this morning at about 6 AM.

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  • http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/don-t-shed-crocodile-tears-over-elephant-rescuer-to-peta-fiapo-113062200687_1.html

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